More than a year ago, Baghdad declared defeat of the terrorist group in northern Iraq. But thousands of Christians who fled their homelands in Hamdaneyah, near Mosul city, say they are not convinced.
The United Arab Emirates will put forward $50.4 million to rebuild Mosul's Grand Al Nuri Mosque, which was ruined last year, the country's Culture Minister Noura al Kaabi said on Monday.
Since opening its doors a century ago, the establishment has become a hub of Baghdad's intellectual life, drawing poets and politicians.
Hawija, west of the oil city of Kirkuk, is one of two areas of the country still under the control of the militants.
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